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Become a Certified Student Loan Counselor

Become a Student Loan Counselor and Help Graduates Build Their Financial Future

The Student Loan Counselor is in a unique position to work only in the interest of the student borrower client. With student loan debt higher than it has ever been, the student loan counselor provides a valuable service to both future borrowers as well as current borrowers. The Student Loan Counselor’s abilities allow them to prepare borrowers for financing school and helping when they are struggling to repay upon completing school.

Our Student Loan Counselors:

  • Know strategies for handling student loans
  • Counsel those struggling with student debt
  • Educate clients on options for managing student loan debt

Enroll in the online course

The Student Loan Counseling Program includes the Certification Exam Study Manual for the Student Loan Counselor (in online module form). Curriculum includes essential counseling skills, and the latest on student loans available for each state. Successful candidates earn a two-year renewable certificate.

Enrollment includes access to our online learning management system. The online course is open enrollment and self-paced with an on-call instructor! It includes exercises, review slides, audio lectures, and a practice exam. The instructor and NACCC support staff are available to assist students throughout the course.

Please Note: To enroll in the Student Loan Counseling Certification Program one must be an active member of NACCC. To become a member of NACCC one must hold either the Certified Credit Counselor or the Financial Health Counselor designation.

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Request the Exam

Upon completion of the course, fill out the Request Exam Form. Testing materials are sent to the testing site indicated on the form. Proctoring services are required. These are easily arranged through local community colleges, universities, or libraries. Proctoring fees are determined by the proctoring site and may vary from location to location. NACCC also provides webcam proctoring for a one time charge of $50. The individual or firm taking the test is fully responsible for proctor payment.

The certification exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions that relate directly to the content presented in the study manual. Candidates must answer a minimum of 80 questions correctly to pass. (Please allow 7-10 business days for proctor to receive testing materials.)

NACCC provides continuing education unit tracking and recertification for its members. Through NACCC, members have a voice concerning the education they receive.

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$600 ($650 with bound manual)

(Please allow up to 10 business days for delivery.)

Refunds are not provided after enrollment.

Extension Policy

If you are enrolled in any course of study, you have a year from your enrollment date to complete the course and final exam. If you cannot complete the course within the allotted time, we do offer extensions up to six months. The following table lists the required payments for each month of extension.

Extension Pricing

An interactive review seminar for groups of ten or more

Why attend the seminar? In education we learn:
20% of what we see
40 % of what we see and hear
70% of what we see, hear and do

Triple your success rate in passing the exam the first time. Tuition Rates are based on the number of participants. Seminars optimize the performance of your counselors and your entire organization.

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Bulk registration and discounts are available